Abdominal pain and cramping: antispasmodics for management and self-treatment - Canadian Council On Continuing Education In Pharmacy (CCCEP)


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Manage functional gastrointestinal disorder symptomsThis one-hour eCME is accredited through CCCEP and directed to pharmacists in the therapeutic area of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The program will focus on abdominal cramping and pain/discomfort associated with FGIDs like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional bloating, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. Symptom severity, treatment and management options including diet, lifestyle modifications and medications will be covered, as well as warning signs of more serious conditions.

This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 1.00 CEU(s). CCCEP File Number: 1066-2018-2390-I-P This continuing education activity has been accredited by l'Ordre des Pharmaciens du Quebec, which will grant 1.00 CEU(s) to pharmacists who have completed it successfully. OPQ Activity Number: 7193

Betty Golightly (BSc. Pharm., R.Ph)

Carlene Oleksyn (BSc Pharm, CTH, CDE)

Flavio M Habal (PhD, MD, FRCPC)

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain functional gastrointestinal disorders and common examples;
  2. Identify symptoms that may be treated with lifestyle and/or diet modification and/or non-prescription antispasmodics versus red flag symptoms that require referral;
  3. Provide some direction to patients in the areas of nutrition and lifestyle;
  4. Describe treatment options.

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